When we stopped sleeping next to each other it was painful. I had to do it though.
I had to stop bringing my phone to the bedroom and have it be the last thing I saw at the end of the night and first thing in the morning!
It was interfering with my sleep and therefore reducing my productivity the following day. I would find myself saying often, “if only there were more hours in the day.” Can you relate? I remember listening to a podcast that talked about the behaviors of successful people in that they all woke up at 5 am. As much as I wanted to join the 5 am club I knew I wouldn’t do it unless I got a good night’s rest. I’m that girl that needs to spend 8 hours in Snoozeville.
The first step to waking up early was implementing an evening routine. So, I made the commitment to retire my phone in the kitchen at 8 pm. Then I’ll start writing a list of the top priorities for the next day. I’ll add a few drops of my favorite essential oils into my diffuser next to my bed so that by the time I am ready to fall asleep the room is filled with a relaxing aroma. In that hour before bedtime I like to reserve time for my skincare routine, light reading and gratitude journaling…if I haven’t already starting see the back of my eyelids.
And then its lights out and I am taking a trip to Dreamtown. Then 8 hours later when I hear my alarm go off in the kitchen, I will wake up feeling ready to conquer my day.
“The first step to waking up early was implementing an evening routine.”
Creating an evening routine can be your ticket to Snoozeville, and in turn help you achieve your goals. You just have to find the right routine that works for you!
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